Sig­na­tures from the past fig­ure at ho­tel

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Gen­eral man­ager Brian Wishart A guest book signed by a for­mer Prime Min­is­ter is to be given pride of place in a his­toric High­land Perthshire ho­tel once its £2m re­fur­bish­ment is com­pleted.

Fisher’s Ho­tel in Pit­lochry was once vis­ited by Wil­liam Glad­stone as well as renowned phi­lan­thropist An­drew Carnegie and their en­tries in an old guest book dat­ing back to 1892 are to be show­cased at the end of the ho­tel’s on­go­ing ren­o­va­tion.

The ex­ten­sive project, which is ex­pected to be fin­ished by the end of the year, has seen the cre­ation of 30 new rooms within the ho­tel giv­ing a new room count of 140.

This in­cluded the cre­ation of im­pres­sive new spe­cial oc­ca­sion rooms, with many of the orig­i­nal fea­tures in­clud­ing pe­riod fire­places be­ing re-in­stated.

It fol­lows a fire which ripped through the ho­tel’s roof just hours into the New Year and left its third floor badly dam­aged.

Gen­eral man­ager Brian Wishart

Fa­mous sig­na­tures in Fisher’s Ho­tel’s guest book in Pit­lochry com­mented:“This guest book of­fers proof of what has long been a myth that th­ese prom­i­nent fig­ures stayed here dur­ing their hey­day. With the rooms hav­ing been re­con­fig­ured over the years, it’s nearly im­pos­si­ble to pin­point the lo­ca­tion of their room but we are sure our guests will en­joy be­ing in good com­pany.”

Arte­fact Mak­ing a mark

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